The project is implemented in Khas Kunar district of Kunar province. In total 100 households (both IDPs and returnees) benefited from the project. To ensure that the most vulnerable members of the IDPs and returnees households receive relief assistance, the following selection criteria was considered.



  • Newly arrived IDP and returnees households
  • IDP and returnees households that will not return to their villages anytime soon, due to continued insecurity
  • IDP and returnees households living in poor quality accommodation without access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services
  • Female- and child-headed households
  • IDPs and returnees households with children suffering from malnutrition


The project also specifically targeted pregnant and lactating women, widows in extended families, large families with many small children under the age of five years, families with members suffering from a chronic illness, such as tuberculosis, and families with persons who have specific needs.


Groups targeted by the project are conflict-affected IDPs and returnees. The IDPs and returnees are selected for two reasons:  1) The province of Kunar is among the prioritised location highly recommended by both the GoIRA and the humanitarian community, and, 2) The communities living in selected district are facing major challenges related to a poor sanitation situation, poor hygiene practices, and conflict with host communities and lack material required for winter. To reach the target groups, OCHR coordinateed and work closely with local structures, such as Community Development Councils (CDCs), and other community groups, such as women, and youth.